Christ throughout the Scriptures

The Bible is full of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Old Testament and the New … either as a type or shadow, as it were … or in the flesh.

Indeed if you study hard enough, many characters and events of the Old Testament, are types of Christ, reflecting his nature, actions and intentions.

Jesus Christ is to be found in nearly every page of the Bible.

Indeed, the theme of the Bible is Jesus Christ as the was, is and is to come (Revelation 1:4). 

Yes Dear Reader, as you read the stories in the Old Testament, you will find yourself saying over and over “Wow! That’s just like Jesus Christ!”

Jephthah, a judge in Israel, was born of a harlot and rejected by his family, but asked to deliver Israel from her enemies. He is heralded as a deliverer, with the people wanting to obey him. Made a promise to sacrifice the first out of house as a burnt offering and keeps his promise with a willing sacrifice, by sacrificing his only daughter. He reclaims taken land and Israel mourn his daughter’s death every year. He defeated his internal enemies and his pretend friends were found out.




1. A judge of Israel (Judges 11)

1. Christ is the judge (Revelation 19:11; Hebrews 10:30; 12:23)


2. Born of a harlot (Judges 11:1)

2. Rahab, a harlot, in Christ’s lineage (Joshua 2:1; Matthew 1:5)


3. Rejected by his family (Judges 11:2)


3. Rejected by his family (Matthew 21:42; 27:25)


4. Heralded as the deliverer (Judges 11:9, 11)


4. Heralded as the deliverer (Romans 11:26)

5. The people promised to obey him (Judges 11:10)


5. The people wanting to obey him (John 1:41; 4:25)

6. Sacrifices the first to come out of house (Judges 11:31)


6. Christ, God himself, sacrifices himself as the only begotten (John 3: 16)

7. Kept his promise (Judges 11:35)


7. Keeps his promise to the Father (Luke 22:42)


8. A willing sacrifice (Judges 11:36)


8. For the joy set before him (Hebrew 12:2)

9. As a burnt offering (Judges 11:31)


9. Christ on the cross “I thirst” (John 19:28)

10. Sacrifices his only offspring to keep a promise (Judges 11:34; Lamentations 2:5; Romans 9:25)


10. Christ, God himself, sacrifices himself as the only begotten … keeping a promise to the world (John 3:16)

11. God sacrifices himself (Judges 11:34)


11. Christ, God himself, sacrifices himself as the only begotten (John 3:16)


12. Reclaims taken land (Judges 11:21-22)


12. Reclaims the world taken by Satan (John 3:16)


13. Israel mourns the death of the daughter every year (Judges 11:40)


13. Christ in the Old Testament (Leviticus 23:27-28). Christians remember Christ’s death (1 Corinthians 11:25)


14. Defeated his internal enemies (Judges 12:3-6)


14. Evey knee shall bow (Philippians 2:10; Luke 24:3)

15. Pretend confederates couldn’t say Shibboleth  (Judges 12:6)


15. Pretend Christians will not confess Christ (Philippians 2:11; Romans 10:9; Romans 14:11; Romans 15:9)


 Harley Hitchcock
October 2023


Christ throughout the Scriptures
Exodus 15:22-25,26-27


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